Rutherford

    The Rutherford AVA.

    … is perhaps best known for its soil, infact the soil even has a society named after it: the aptly named Rutherford Dust Society. André Tchelistcheff, who is credited with introducing modern winemaking practices to the Napa Valley (whilst at Beaulieu), said, "It takes Rutherford dust to grow great Cabernet." Hmmm, I think the folks in the other AVAs would…

    1 readers - By Vinsanity

    Wine of the Week: Caymus Vineyards 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon

    … with friends and fellow vinosapiens on a crusty, warm evening in San Diego, at a place I like to call Chez Vino. The Caymus 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is a great representation of the power and elegance that a Napa Cab can deliver. Immediately after it was decanted the aromas escaping from the decanter thrilled me like the coming attraction of a summer block…

    By Bill Eyer/ Cuvée Corner Wine Blog

    The Quintessential Look At Napa

    … Not all views of the Napa Valley are created equal. One trip to Quintessa on the Silverado Trail is all you need to understand that. http://www.mercurynews.com/eat-drink-play/ci_26650089/quintessa-offers-new-quintessential-tour-tasting Like this: Like Loading... Related About Tom Riley My passion for wine has led me to my third career…

    2 readers - By Tom Riley/ THE GRAPE BELT

    Whither Napa Valley Cabernet? Part I: Six Reviews

    …. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Sanctuary Usibelli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Rutherford, Napa Valley. Not many wineries place the name of the winemaker on the front label — or the back label for that matter — but there is Dennis Martin’s name at the top, albeit in small letters. He is assisted by a young woman with the wonderful name Zidanelia…

    4 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

    Caymus, Zinfandel, Napa Valley, California, 2011, 15.2% abv, C$46.00

    …Owned for 40 years in Rutherford, California by the Wagner family, the Caymus wines are some of the most dependable and tasty produced in Napa Valley. Over the course of time, they’ve diversified with several product lines and quality levels. The Caymus wines comprise their top tier – followed by Mer Soleil, Connundrum, Belle Glos and Emmolo…

    3 readers - By winellama

    A King of Cabs

    … be a reflection of a great vineyard. This rich, full bodied Napa Valley Cabernet is sourced from vineyard holdings primarily in Rutherford and Coombsville, with small lots from Yountville, Mount Veeder, Atlas Peak and St. Helena. This unique combination of powerful valley floor fruit, unique Rutherford Bench fruit, and acidic, bright, and interesting…

    10 readers - By Luscious Lushes

    When the Dust turns to Silk – 2011 Rutherford Cabernets

    … It was a beautiful summer's day, when we all gathered to taste the 2011 Rutherford Cabernets, at Francis Ford Coppola's Inglenook Winery. I need to immediately segue into the late 1990s. I was sitting on a panel for the American Wine Society in Cleveland, Ohio, I believe it was. I was invited to talk about Cabernet Franc as a variety…

    5 readers - By Jo Diaz/ Wine Blog